I thought some of you may be interested in these posts: About battery life and the graphic switching Macbook Pro 2010 Poor Battery Life Few Common Questions on the 2010 MBP http://www.markc.me.uk/MarkC/Blog/Entries/2010/4/20_Early_2010_Macbook_Pro_i7.html The battery one is doing my head in. You cannot currently specify the low power chip. The choices are: 1. Intel HD Lower power graphics 2. Auto-switching. 3. Hi-power NVIDIA GeForce Currently you can do 2 & 3, but you cannot do 1..... which is unfortunate!